Massive Stucco Failure – Lessons Learned

10 year old Restaurant with Stucco Facade

Parapets were super rotted

I climbed up to the roof for a better look. Luckily, the demo crew wasn't quite finished so I got to see some of the layers behind the stucco.

Tar Paper under the Stucco’d parapet cap

Transitions from wall to roof obviously were not dealt with properly. Major rot here.

Again a transition from roof to wall with no overhang that leaked big time.

The stucco was installed with the standard double tar paper method.

Sprinkler that was wetting the building and caused huge failures.

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